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The Return


Published November 4, 2007


Librivox recording of The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire

Two-hundred years after a global nuclear war, two explorers from a research outpost, that largely survived the cataclysm, discover a settlement of humans who have managed to maintain their civilisation despite ferocious cannibal neighbours, the Scowrers. However, the explorers must turn detective in order to understand the mystery of their hosts philosophy and religion. (Description by Reynard)

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Run time 1:21:15

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Reviewer: lindaisling - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 17, 2014
Subject: Great fun!
This is an excellent example of the author's work. It kept me on the edge of the seat right up until the very last sentence. If you like science fiction you don't want to miss this story.
Reviewer: jollyrogered - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 24, 2011
Subject: Love it
I love H. Beam Piper. His stories generally have a good message, I would never say they are simple because he has created a complex world and characters, but he writes in a manner that makes it easy to listen tow hile multitasking. He is one of my favorite novella and scifi authors.

I've enjoyed all of librivox's Piper recordings. They are done by various readers but each have been superb, and this is no different. Excellent reading!
Reviewer: mikezane - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 8, 2009
Subject: Short Story
This is a real quick story with an unexpected 'grin' ending. Good way to kill an hour.

Reading is well done.
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